The third and final challenge is about the reading community and being thankful. Namely, what reading community am I thankful for. I don't use twitter, so I can't say that one. I would have to say that the one I'm most thankful for is the book blogging community and some close friends I've met via reading yahoo group. Without all of you, I would be a bit lost. While some in my life do read, I read more than most of them. In fact, the only person why might read more than me is my Mom and I think that's because she's lucky enough to be retired while I'm stuck at work at least 8 hours five days a week. Since not many around me read a bunch, as you can imagine I don't really have anybody to talk to about reading.
I've been part of a yahoo group for over 6 years now. I don't even remember how long I've been a part of it, but I know it was before Husband and i married. I've become close friends with them and they are the ones I get to talk to about books. I think I would go crazy if I didn't have that outlet. I love that some of us have ended up having similar tastes and I can usually figure out if I should attempt reading a book based on their thoughts. I love that I'm buddy reading so much with some of them because it's a great way to push myself to read some books I would keep putting off but also because I can gush over the books with people who have read them and still have the stories fresh in their minds.
The book blogging community is wonderful! I love all of you. I haven't had time to check out as many blogs as I would like on a regular basis. I have a ton in my google reader but no time to read them all. I'm really hoping that the laptop will help me read more blogs and comment more since I can now do that in the evenings while watching tv with Husband. You all make me feel like I'm not crazy. You all love books as much as I do! Woohoo! I love seeing what others are reading, I love that while I don't talk to most of you outside of commenting on blogs, I still feel a connection and want to call several of you friends. I know things in life won't always be as relaxed as they are for me right now, but I hope that no matter what happens I can continue to be part of the book blogging community.